Quote This: Rex Stout on labels


“Labels are for the things men make, not for men. The most primitive man is too complex to be labeled.”

Rex Stout, “speaking” as Nero Wolfe
in The Father Hunt

I will let this quote stand alone. Even resist the urge to insert (hu) before men.

But I will tell you this: I want to write like Rex Stout when I grow up.

Rex Stout on labels pin